UoN, LECS ANNOUNCE NEW ENGINEERING AWARD
The University of Northampton (UoN), in association with LECS (UK Ltd.), recently announced the introduction of the Alex MacDonald Award for Lift Engineering. The award, plus GBP200 (US$247) in prize money, will be presented every year to the UoN MSc Lift Engineering student whose master's degree dissertation is deemed the most innovative and of highest quality. Its name is in memory of Alex MacDonald, a colleague of London-based vertical-transportation consultancy LECS, who died in February at the age of 29. LECS said he "was an outstanding engineer and a true professional. Having studied both architecture and engineering, he was leading a groundbreaking project in the Docklands set to attract worldwide attention for its bespoke design." The inaugural award will be presented this year.